verb (used without object), out·stood, out·stand·ing.

to be prominent.

verb (used with object), out·stood, out·stand·ing.

to stay or remain beyond: to outstand the hour.

Origin of outstand

First recorded in 1565–75; out- + stand
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verb -stands, -standing or -stood

(intr) to be outstanding or excel
(intr) nautical to stand out to sea
(tr) archaic to last beyond
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